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DUTTimeslive reports that according to the Durban University of Technology (DUT), they have been stood up twice by unions representing staff to end the strike that has thrown the institute into chaos over the past eight weeks.  

In a statement on Tuesday‚ DUT deputy vice-chancellor Dr Isaac Machi said despite an in-principle agreement facilitated by the CCMA, the three unions were a no-show at meetings schedule for Monday and then for Tuesday to sign the offer.  The parties agreed on a salary increase of 7% across-the-board‚ including a R200 housing allowance.  In addition‚ once the agreement was signed‚ staff would be able to take advantage of a salary advance - up to a maximum of R12,000 - with repayment options.  Back payments relating to the salary increase and housing allowance from January to March would only be implemented in April.  However‚ DUT said as the agreement had not been signed‚ this could "derail the process of implementing its various elements".

  • Read this report by Yasantha Naidoo in full at Timeslive


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